The Journey

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Travelling alone from Jabalpur to Rajkot, which is 28 hour ride by train, and that too when your ticket is under RAC (you only have half of the seat) definitely leaves you with a lot of time!

And so, I was fully prepared to confront those 28 hours…I had a phone with two seasons of Lost, 3 movies, more than 1000 unsolved Kakuro and Sudoku puzzles, a fully charged 13000 mAh power bank, a charger, and quite a lot of songs, and of course a book on Sociology, which I knew I might not even open! And of course I planned on spending some quality time on whatsapp as it’s been long since I had a chat with many of my friends!

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Touch

Ok…bbye…good night… and haan…do stay in touch..!!
 
On this note Ambrish ended our conversation… a conversation dated around 2-3 years back…and since then we have been busy in dealing with our individual problems… or maybe enjoying the things that came our way… or maybe something else… however  “do stay in touch” faded away somewhere…

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2 Questions

Today…it was the third time…I streamed the documentary to see it…and then I did the same mistake again… I somehow recalled all the news about it…I recalled all the details I read about things that were done to her… and “thought” about the agony she might have faced in reality!!!

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Last Words…

Kids, I have seen some really good times…there was a time when men and women…children and elderly…all used to flock around me and even fight with each other just to be with me! It was the golden era for me, when rather than listening or talking to anyone else, all used to silently sit around me and hear what all I had to say.

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Religion?? No Offence…But..

What is religion?
“Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe”

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Kashmir: I Wish…

In past few days, I have been really happy about one thing done by Indian Government; and that is hanging of Kasab and Afzal Guru. This news somehow made me feel really happy, that at last the terrorists are being punished…the terrorists who have been responsible for bringing pain to hundreds or even thousands of families!!

I have always been of the opinion that why should we be “humane” with such inhumane people…they should be killed at the earliest possible, rather than keeping them in the jails and waiting for some plane to be hijacked! But knowing about the unrest in Kashmir, because of Guru’s hanging really enraged me, thinking how can people, of my own country agonize for the slaying of a terrorist, how can they call him a martyr…a freedom fighter!!!!?? And I was like What Freedom!!?? It’s a free country!! Everyone in Kashmir is as free as everyone in any other part of the country!!

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Land of a Million Goddesses!!!

Various top economists and bankers in India have been saying that the key to overall and robust economic development lies in development of nation as a whole rather than a limited segment of people. All are talking about financial inclusion! But I guess, something more important at this time would be social inclusion! After all, economy is just like a mega structure, which might be easily shattered if the social foundation is not strong enough!! Continue reading

A Drop of Tear…

“Chup ho jao…achhe bachhe nahi rote..”
“Don’t say anything to her…she is just a crybaby..”
“Rotlu kahin ka…baat baat par rote rehta hai…”
Am sure…everyone must have come across or maybe even said something like this to somebody or for someone…All this surely depicts how much people detest crying…how people who cry often are looked down to…after all tears are something that reflect weakness!!
 
To think of it; what is crying? As per Wikipedia Crying is “Shedding tears as a response to an emotional state in humans”. I can safely assume that the Wikipedia is never wrong when it comes to definition! Thus when tears are just a messenger of emotions, then why are they assassinated every time they try to convey something?
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Junk Call- Junk??

Yesterday while I was thinking about how inconvenient it is to travel in a crowded train in a hot and humid climate… a lady with 2 girls of age about 2 & 6 boarded the train and started chanting a bhajan. The younger girl looked ashen and was half asleep in lady’s arms and the elder one went from person to person begging and then when refused…even touching their feet..!!! By the time the girl came to me I got a call…and frankly…I was relieved that now I can pretend to be busy on call and that would definitely help me avoid the little one!
 
The caller ID displayed +91140xxxxxx…I could easily make out that this is some junk call…still…seeing the need of the hour I answered it…

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Hence Proved….

Theorem 1: “insaan ka mann jab shaant hota hai…jab dil aur dimag mein koi hulchul na ho…tab wo bhagwaan ke sabse kareeb hota hai” bole to “a person is closest to GOD when peace lies within”. I guess many would have heard this quote being said by “n” number of babas and mahatmas and sadhus. Doesn’t this mean that peace and lack of chaos signifies HIM, His divine presence?
 
Theorem 2: “GOD is omnipresent”…bhgwaan har jagah hai. Yet another statement told by all the major hotshots in the industry of religion. And not just any particular religion, but almost all (as far as my limited knowledge goes…no offense to anyone)
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